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    you about Gerald R. Ford. Ford was the 38th president for the United States. Later, you will find out about Gerald Ford's early life, his college years, his presidency, and his life after presidency. Ford was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1914. However, he grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ford’s birth name was Leslie King, Jr.; he was named after his father. His mother was, Dorothy Ayer Gardner Ford. Ford attended South High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Later his parents got divorced because his father was a wife beating alcoholic. Leslie King Jr. did not learn about his biological father until he was a teenager. After he graduated from the University of Michigan, he changed his name to Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. He comes from a religion of Episcopalian and that is the ¨United States-based member church of the worldwide Anglican Communion.¨ (http://www.gotquestions.org). To earn money, he worked for his family’s painting…

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    Gerald Ford “The President with No Election” Gerald For was the 38th president of the United States of America. Ford was the only president of the United States to not have an election and run in office for president or vice-president. After Richard Nixon resigned, Ford took over. Before Gerald Ford became President, his political career was well. He was elected as U.S. House of Representative in 1948. He also held office as House Minority the following 25 years he served as a congressman. He…

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    Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Regan all had a vision as to how fix situations when it came to the different issues the US faced while each one was in office.American citizens all had their opinion on each one of them. With Jimmy Carter despite the lack of experience when he had to face huge problems of steadiness while at the same time trying to be encouraging. Ronald Regan many felt as if he did care for the people. With Gerald Ford when he came into office the US was already in a…

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    On July 14, 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska, Leslie Lynch King, Jr. was born to his abusive father, Leslie Lynch King, and his mother, Dorothy Ayer Gardner. Two weeks after his birth, his parents divorced and him and his mother moved to Grand Rapids, MI. While in Grand Rapids, his mother met a businessman named Gerald R. Ford. Dorothy and Gerald soon got married. Gerald was immediately nicknamed “Jerry” Ford and in 1935 officially changed his name to Gerald R. Ford Jr. Gerald was a successful athlete…

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    Gerald Ford was the only United States President and Vice President to never officially be elected. Some might ask how is it possible to become both without getting elected. The answer is simple, it happened because of the resignation of the current President and Vice President. This is the long journey of how Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He did not have the easiest time as a child, but was soon able to find his way. Gerald Ford 's presidency had an immense impact on the…

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    From lawyer to President, Gerald Ford did amazing things. Ford became the 38th President after Nixon was forced to resign following his involvment in the Watergate Scandal. This was a major struggle for the United States. President Ford was credited with comforting the nation and helping rebuild the government during this difficult time. Ford's early life, early political career, presidency, and later life are all important topics that will be discussed. Gerald R. Ford Jr. was born on July…

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    investigation I will be discussing the controversial question regarding Gerald Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon. I will start by explaining the events that led to Nixon’s pardoning, which is his suspected involvement in the Watergate Scandal. Then I will discuss the actual pardon and what Ford’s speech said. Lastly, I will explain how the pardon protected the Presidency and stopped tension from arising in the United States. The method I will use to prove if the pardon was right or not is by…

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    Ford’s goals were primarily economic. Gerald Ford wanted to curb inflation because costs for goods were getting out of hand.In addition he vetoed 39 non-military bills just to focus on the economy. Once Gerald Ford had finished working on inflation, he then focused on the recession that was occurring in the economy. He also helped businesses in America by trying to reduce taxes. Gerald Ford’s presidency was very trying and unexpected. For one, he had to battle inflation. Then after he was done…

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    Gerald Ford was born in Omaha, Nebraska on July 14, 1913. In just a few weeks, his mother gave him away to her parents’ home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She divorced Geralds biological father Leslie Lynch King Sr. and less than three years later married Gerald Rudolff Ford. This is where Gerald “Jerry” Jr. got his name although it was not made legal until he was 22 years old. When he was growing up in Grand Rapids, he became captain of the high school football team and a Eagle scout. His great…

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    Watergate Scandal Why did president Nixon want the tapes and documents? According to Gerald R. (History.com) it was made in 2015 no specific date. This subject is mostly about the steps of the Watergate Scandal. There were several burglars invloed. The scandal took place on June 17 1972. In August 1974. During Richard Nixon's reelection campaign they got caught wiretapping the whole thing. Six weeks after Nixon resigned Vice President Gerald Ford was sworn in as president, he…

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